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Recreation Therapist

Company: Meth-Wick Community
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Come work for a company that has been recognized by the International Council on Active Aging as a leader in the Best in Wellness for senior living communities. Our Recreation Therapists are key in assisting with the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of our residents as well as small and large group wellness programs. The primary duties of this position include:

  • Coordinating calendar planning for all group programming for assisted living residents. This includes coordinating non-recreation staff led programming.
  • Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating wellness programming in all levels of care according to the residents' needs, interests, and desires. Including developing new ideas and assisting with the purchase of supplies.
  • Assisting in completing assessments and resident documentation, in accordance with the Iowa State Department of Inspections and Appeals regulations for the Woodlands.
  • Assisting and working with residents on an individual basis as needed.
  • Participating in Resident Care Conferences, family conferences, team meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
  • Assisting with evaluating activities by recording attendance, quality of resident's time, improvements to be made, progress notes, etc.
  • Informing, reminding, and encouraging residents to participate in wellness programming through various methods as appropriate (i.e. calendar, room-to-room reminders, personal invitations, etc.). Must be Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, have a BA or BS in related field with 2 years experience working with geriatrics preferred. Be part of a team that finds innovative ways to keep our residents active and happy. This full-time position will work Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend shifts.
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